12 March, 2012

Lionel's Grand Adventure: Book Review & Giveaway


This is my first time hosting a giveaway... I am excited & I am nervous. Please join me and participate in this giveaway. Bring your friends along and spread the word!

The Giveaway starts from 12thMarch, 12:01am EST and will be open till 24th March, 12:01am EST. Results will be announced on 25th March. The winner will be awarded directly by Mr.Paul R Hewlett himself!

But first the Book Review....


Lionel's Grand Adventure is a beginning chapter book about a twelve year old boy who is constantly subjected to ridicule from his Mom and older brother. Things change when he makes a seemingly innocent discovery. The magical, yet unpredictable, Three-Toed-Potbellied Walbaun foot takes him on the adventure of a lifetime. Explore Lionel's adventure and discover the wonderful world of the magical Walbaun foot and the lesson it helps teach Lionel.

Lionel's Grand Adventure is a beginning chapter book for ages 7-10. It has been a long time since I last read something like this and it was quite a pleasant change. Also, this is the first time that I am reviewing a book meant for children. Thanks to the Author, for trusting me with his gem of a book.

The story begins when Lionel moves to Penobscot, Massachusetts along with his family. He is left to his own devices and so he decides to explore around his new room while “pushing his glasses back up the whole time.” That’s when he finds the foot of ‘Three-Toed -Potbellied Walbaun’. Curious about his discovery, he finds out more about the Three-Toed -Potbellied Walbaun foot from an unlikely source - the town eccentric, Mr. Jardean. Once convinced that he really had something magical, Lionel decides to try out its power and thus begins his great adventure…

It’s a charming story that is bound to capture the little hearts! (& some not so little ones - like mine!) The names that the author has come up with are also going to catch the attention of the kids who love the unique names or love to play with words. Best of all, it also teaches a lesson in guise of a story! My only regret is that I got an e-copy instead of a physical copy – I would love to see the accompanying pictures that are bound to make this book even more interesting for the kids.


Disclaimer: I received a free ebook from the author for review purpose. Beside that I did not receive any kind of payment or benefit from the author or the publishers for reviewing this book.


Find out more about the book on Facebook, about the author on Twitter / Goodreads


                                                           

NOW, The Giveaway!


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35 comments:

  1. I have a 6 year old who is an AVID advanced reader...he would LOVE to read this book! Excited for the giveaway thanks for the invite :)

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  2. Jennifer,
    Thanks for stopping by! Glad you're excited for the giveaway. Have a great day!

    Paul R. Hewlett

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  3. Hi Debdatta, I've just entered your giveaway! Lionel sounds like a kid I'd like. :) (I'm in Singapore, so I hope if *fingers-crossed* I happen to win, I'll be able to receive an e-copy!)

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    1. Thanks Claudine! Best of luck!

      Paul R. Hewlett

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  4. What a wonderful review! I love children's stories witha message and it sure sounds like this one has one.
    Best of luck with your giveaway!
    M.C.V. Egan

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  5. Children's fiction is an exciting field to explore. There is fortunately a lot of good work being done, as your reviews show. Very glad for your first giveaway. Sending all the social media love your way, Debdatta. Stay well, stay hydrated.

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    1. Subhorup, Thanks for stopping by!

      Paul R. Hewlett

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  6. Good luck on your 1st giveaway.
    Lionel's Grand Adventure on FB was acting up and I couldn't enter it.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Barbara!

      It was working fine. Still refreshed the link again...

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    2. Thanks for stopping by Barbara! Thanks for entering!

      Paul R Hewlett

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  7. Great job on your 1st giveaway! I have entered now. Your blog is looking fantastic! keep up the good work :)

    Kris

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    1. Thanks for stopping by & entering!

      Paul R Hewlett

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    2. Thanks Kris... Good to see you again! :)

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    1. Thanks Michelle, good luck!

      Paul R Hewlett

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  9. I just read another review of this book over at "this kid reviews books" blog and thought this sound like the perfect book for the daughter of a friend. She falls into the "reluctant reader" group, I think.
    And your review cinched it. :-)

    Good luck with the give-away. I wish I could get more entries but I really don't "follow" anything through email, twitter or facebook (or I'm not adding anything more to facebook right now, I'm deleting because it is so cluttered that I can't find posts from my friends and family among all the "clutter" ... from businesses and others I decided to "like" ...)
    But I did bookmark your blog to come back for future review reading :-)

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    1. Thanks Suse!! And Welcome to my Blog!!!

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    2. Thanks for stopping by & for the very kind words Suse! Good luck:)

      Paul R Hewlett

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  10. How cute! This sounds absolutely darling :0)

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    1. Thank you Elisabeth:) Hope that you didn't forget to enter!

      Paul R Hewlett

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  11. This sounds like a book my 11yo reluctant reader would enjoy.

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    1. Thanks for entering!

      All the best Nicola!!

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  12. Thanks for stopping by Nicola! Good luck!

    Paul R Hewlett

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  13. Hi,
    Nice site! I am loving it!! Will come back again ??taking you feeds also, Thanks.

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